Street Life

A place reveals itself on its streets, from pedestrians strolling during lunch time, to performers entertaining tourists on sidewalks, to…

Lisbon's Bairro Alto by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

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Lisbon's Bairro Alto by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Lisbon’s Bairro Alto by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

A place reveals itself on its streets, from pedestrians strolling during lunch time, to performers entertaining tourists on sidewalks, to the bustle of local markets, and more. Whether you’re shoveling snow from your own driveway or walking a familiar route to work or getting lost in a foreign city, a snapshot of a street (or road or path) can tell a tale.

I explored the cobblestone streets of Lisbon one summer, captured above in a shot of one of its neighborhoods, Bairro Alto. I especially loved the city’s sloped alleyways, as well as the graffiti-strewn walls and grittier feel of this particular district.

For this challenge, document the movement (or stillness) of a street: tell a story with your snapshot, capture a scene that reveals a bit about a place, or simply show us where you live — or a path you often take.

cheri lucasIn a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that brings a street to life.

— Cheri

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  1. This has got to be my favorite challenge theme yet! Yesterday, I was Freshly Pressed for a post I wrote about street photography, so I think the post and images are a perfect fit for this week’s challenge. Here is a post about the streets of Toronto

    Thanks again WordPress for featuring my post, it has more than made my week.

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  2. what a great photo! – and the setting reminds me of this art tile that we used to use for an art lesson – and so this photo really spoke to me on a personal level. :)

    Also, in your photo I really like all the verticals (railings, street posts, doors in a row on the right, figures walking…)

    and what is striking in this photo is having all that beauty – with the twisted iron railings, the stone street and beautiful stone sidewalks – to then see that graffiti (or as you noted, it adds a “grittier feel…”) –
    I like how in your photo there is a single person on the street on each side – one going up and one going down – and then just all those splashes of red add so much interest.

    I enjoyed this photo very much – and now I am going to think about my depiction of “street life” for this challenge…. hm.

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    1. Many thanks to WordPress users and “likers” : Cee Neuner, cruzcheetah, milfordstreet, giantgag, poetreecreations, albatz, TK, sillarit, Vladimir Brezina, matthew992, ronscubadiver, tobygant, anascribbles, niinamaria, uhoniemi, jampang, blueberriejournal, sustainabilitea, thehappyhugger, conniehanks, javonf, earthchanges2012, shamanictracker, icietlanature, seeker57, syllabubsea, pichob, mikebizeaul, jaapkroon, benwhittard, notesoflightsphotography … and, this week, turning a corner on a street paved by empires, street photography in New York City, for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life, at:
      Happy streetwatching!


  3. Some may think this is a stretch but I did get down to “street-level” to take these photos. And since I live on a lonely country road this is truly my street life out here. Not all of us live in cities and so nature becomes my “street life”. And I think it’s quite appropriate, don’t you? Plus, as March moves on we must make note of the daffodils. Mine poked up in February and stayed beautiful through many storms. They made a bright spot from the street through the worst of storms. Enjoy! :-)


  4. This week’s topic was so easy and so hard all at the same time. We love street photography, but don’t get the chance to do it often enough as people tend to be spread out rather in in one area where we live.
    We had a tough job limiting the number of photos this week so we’re going to do a couple of entries. Here’s the first one – Streets and Places: